Austin Refusing to Perform an Illegal Act Attorney
Companies hire employees to perform work for an agreed upon wage. In turn these employees are expected to diligently conduct their work. However, when these employers ask their employees to perform an illegal act, an employee has every right to refuse to do so and to report the company for their illegal behavior. If you are an employee and have been asked to perform an illegal act, it is imperative that you contact an Austin employment lawyer immediately.
At The Melton Law Firm, our Austin whistleblower attorneys understand how terrifying it is when an employer asks you to perform an illegal act. Our legal team is dedicated to protecting a worker’s right to perform or refuse to perform any illegal activity. Contact our office at (512) 330-0017 to learn more about how we can assist you in your employment case today.
Claims Associated with Refusing to Perform an Illegal Act
Refusing to perform an illegal act may have many consequences for an employee such as termination, bad references/recommendations, and loss of employment benefits, but with the correct legal action all of these consequences will be negated. Many predatory employers are willing to threaten employees with termination or other punishments if they do not perform an illegal act, but it is imperative for an employee to remember that these are typically empty threats with no serious consequences. The incentives that employers offer or the threats they use may seem immense at the time, but they are worthless once the illegality of their actions is exposed. Some of the most common claims associated with refusing to perform an illegal act include:
- Lost wages after termination
- Emotional distress of being asked to perform illegal acts
- Compensation for damage to your reputation
The court system applauds an employee who is able to stop a corrupt company from conducting illegal acts. By refusing to perform an illegal act an employee has legal leverage to protect themselves from the employer and the consequences of the illegal act. Remember: your employer is not allowed to ask you to break the law.
Contact an Austin Refusing to Perform an Illegal Act Attorneys
If you or someone you know has refused to perform an illegal act for your employer, know that you have many legal options to begin protecting yourself from the consequences that may ensue. At The Melton Law Firm, our qualified legal team is prepared to protect your rights as a worker. We believe that no employee should be forced to compromise on their moral beliefs and the employers who ask them to do so should be held liable. Contact our office at (512) 330-0017 to speak with a legal professional today.